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Assistant Professor- Game & Interactive Media- Digital Media and Animation

Alfred State College
Alfred, NY
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Job Description:

The Digital Media & Animation Department seeks qualified faculty for the Game & Interactive Design AS and BS programs. Teaching opportunities include Game Design, Interactive Design, UX design, advising senior projects, and special topics courses in areas of personal expertise. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, student advising, and university service.

The Game & Interactive Design Program is a growing program seeking to expand and provide students with the tools needed to succeed in the ever-increasing game development industry. To accomplish this, instructors teach the latest game development engines and techniques.

The Department of Digital Media & Animation serves approximately 200 students from degree programs in Digital Media & Animation, Graphic & Media Design, and Game & Interactive Design. For more information, please look on our site



Required qualifications:

Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in a relevant field, or ABD with completion date before August 2023. Candidates with a relevant MS or MA degree may be considered
Portfolio demonstrating knowledge of art and design in interactive and game design practices, as well as current design technologies
Proficiency with relevant software and languages, including the Adobe Creative Cloud, Game design software such as Unreal and Unity and HTML/CSS
Dedication to teaching and the exploration of emerging technologies

Preferred qualifications:

College-level teaching experience beyond TA
Professional experience in Game Design and/or UX Design
Record of artistic exhibition
Experience with creative coding and physical computing
Ability to teach in other relevant areas, including 3D Modeling and animation, graphic design, video production and digital foundations.
Experience with development for VR and AR technologies
Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Javascript, C++ or C#

Additional Information:

Alfred State College hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that it offers employment and educational opportunities, including career and technical educational opportunities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the college community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Alfred State policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and
harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the compliance officers/coordinators listed below. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to:

Angela Koskoff
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Alfred State College
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone 607-587-4026

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Application Instructions:

Returning applicants may login to their Alfred State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

The following documents MUST be submitted to be considered for this position:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

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